Detailed Programme

30th November, 2005 - Plenary Room "Ponte Vecchio"

09:30 - 10:30 Opening WITH

11:00 - 12:00 Keynote Speaker

12:00 - 13:00 Section: Architecture (chair: Davide Carboni, CRS4, Italy)
14:00 - 16:00 Section: Content Modeling (chair: Laurence Perarce, XIM, UK)
  • MXDemo: a Case Study about Audio, Video, and Score Synchronization
    Adriano Baratè, Goffredo Haus, Luca Andrea Ludovico, and Giancarlo Vercellesi
  • Producing Music with N - Delta Interfaces
    Dimitrios Margounakis, and Dionysios Politis
  • Real-time Synthesis and Transformation of Ambient Sounds
    Daniel Dobler
  • Estimating Quality of Playlists by Sight
    Andreja Andric, and Goffredo Haus
16:30 - 18:30 Section: Content Distribution (chair: Domenico Dato, TISCALI, Italy)
  • New Stream Caching Schemas for Multimedia Systems
    Javier Fernandez, Jesús Carretero, Felix García-Carballeira, Alejandro Calderón, and Jose Maria Perez
  • StreamOnTheFly: a Peer-to-peer Network for Radio Stations and podCasters
    Roland Alton-Scheidl, András Micsik, Máté Pataki, Wolfgang Reutz, Jürgen Schmidt, and Thomas Thurner
  • Innovative Applications for Content Distribution & Consumption in Tourism & Education using PDA or Mobiles
    David Luigi Fuschi, Giancarlo Bo, and Yuval Saadia
  • Workflow Data Exchange Semantics, Object Discovery & Integration Architecture for Cross Media Production & Distribution
    Atta Badii, Maulik Sailor, Claudio Marangoni, Alessandra Neglia, and Laurence Pearce
30th November, 2005 - Room "Pitti"
12:00 - 13:00 Section: Content Market (chair: Davide Fuschi, ILABS, Italy)
  • Managing Intellectual Property Rights in the WWW: Patterns and Semantics
    Rosa Gil, Rubén Tous, and Jaime Delgado
  • Doc@Hand: Information and Knowledge Natural Language Ontology-driven Access Through Web Services in the Healthcare Domain,
    Mikhail Simonov, Luca Sammartino, Massimo Ancona, Sonia Pini, Walter Cazzola, and Marco Frascio
14:00 - 16:00 Section: Content Standards (chair: Giorgio Zoia, EPFL, CH)
  • Use of Standards for Implementing a Multimedia Information Protection and Management System
    Víctor Torres, Eva Rodríguez, Silvia Llorente, and Jaime Delgado
  • Efficient Delivery within the MPEG-21 Framework
    Stephen Davis and Ian Burnett
  • Performance Profile for an Embedded Java OMA DRM 2 Agent
    Daniel Thull
  • MPEG-7 and the Semantic Web: An Hybrid Approach for Semantic and Behavioral Descriptions in Interactive Object-Oriented Multimedia Applications
    Yannick Naudet, Damien Mathevon, and Alain Vagner
16:30 - 18:30 Section: Cultural Heritage (chair: David Crombie, FNB, The Netherlands)
  • An Archive of Multimedia Objects on-Line Using WEDELMUSIC: the Experience of Arcipelago Music Study Center
    Roberto Lonoce, Arcipelago Musica, Milan, Italy
  • European Projects for Art Schools: The MultimediArt Project
    Elisabetta Delle Donne, PIXEL
  • New services for the public in a technology-related approach: the AXMEDIS project inside Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
    Annalisa Bini, Roberto Grisley, Tiziana dell’Orto (Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia)
  • European Projects for Art Schools: The Art-Net project
    Elisabetta Delle Donne, PIXEL
30th November, 2005 - Room "Franciabigio"
12:00 - 13:00 Section: Security DRM - Content Security and Digital Rights Management, I (chair: Andrea Vallotti, DSI, University of Florence, Italy)
  • On Multicast Fingerprinting and Collusion Security
    Josep Domingo-Ferrer, Francesc Sebé, and Antoni Martínez-Ballesté
  • Interoperability Between Different Rights Expression Languages and Protection Mechanisms
    Jose Prados, Eva Rodriguez, and Jaime Delgado
14:00 - 18:30 AXMEDIS Tutorial: general overview
30th November, 2005 - 19:00 Welcome Cocktail at Convitto della Calza
1st December, 2005 - Plenary Room "Ponte Vecchio "
09:30 - 11:00 Call for Take up actions, aim of AXMEDIS framework

Technical aim: P. Nesi (DSI-DISIT Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy)
Administrative and Procedure: F. Malloggi andC. Giachetti, (Strategica, Italy)

The AXMEDIS call for take-up actions will be performed to set up sub-projects in order to stimulate the technology transfer and the adoption of the AXMEDIS infrastructure and components to set up new services and/or build up new products ( ).

Each take-up has to provide detailed information in the submitted proposal at the call to explain how the results will be capable of creating a sustainable business activity. Each take up will have a maximum of funding of about 250-370 Keuro for 12-18 months of activity.

The fomal DRAFT call will be issued at the conference with all the informtive material.

The final call will be issued in January February 2006.

11:30 -13:00 PANEL The role of collecting societies in the digital era (chair: Isabella Longo, AFI, Italy)

This Panel aims to present the current collecting societies' projects and strategies towards digital rights management systems and to explore the impact of new digital deliveries on collective licensing. Thanks to the presence of high-profile experts representing collecting societies of different categories of right holders the workshop will allow addressing the topics of collective management's issues, policies and aspects from several perspectives. Particular attention will be given to the new services and technological tools developed by collecting societies and to the main legal and practical issues related to the licensing of rights in the domain of cross media content.

Detailed Programme
  • Welcome and introduction – Isabella Longo AFI Int'l Coordinator
  • DRM: approach from the Authors' Collecting Societies - Marc Gauvin, SDAE International Relations (Spain)
  • Artists rights management: from SIREX project to the DRM – Maila Sansaini General Manager IMAIE (Italy)
  • Producers rights collective management perspective – Dominic McGonigal Director, Government Relations PPL (Phonographic Performace Limited, UK)
  • The FastTrack network : overview and aims – Antonio Brunetti SIAE (Italy)
  • Questions and discussion
Organiser: Confirmed speakers
14:00 - 16:00 Section: Semantics and Knowledge (chair: Kia Ng, Univesity of Leeds, UK)
  • Semantic Audio Hyperlinking: a Multimedia-Semantic Web scenario
    Giovanni Tummarello, Christian Morbidoni, Paolo Puliti, and Francesco Piazza
  • The LOA Customizable Media Aggregator
    Giuseppe Attardi, Andrea Carboni, Emanuela Del Dottore, and Paola Di Marcello
  • An Architecture of Automating Production of Cross Media Content for Multi-channel Distribution
    Pierfrancesco Bellini and Paolo Nesi
  • A Distributed Environment for Automatic Multimedia Content Production based on GRID
    Pierfrancesco Bellini, Ivan Bruno, and Paolo Nesi
16:30 - 18:30 Section: Content and Distribution Services (chair: Fabrizio Fioravanti, EXITECH, Italy)
  • A Music Recommendation System Based on Annotations about Listeners' Preferences and Situations
    Katsuhiko Kaji, Keiji Hirata, and Katashi Nagao
  • Weblog-style Video Annotation and Syndication
    Daisuke Yamamoto, Shigeki Ohira, and Katashi Nagao
  • Experimental Validation of a Service Oriented Network Architecture Applied to Global Grid Computing
    Barbara Martini, Fabio Baroncelli, Piero Castoldi, and Angelica Aprigliano
  • AXMEDIS Framework for Programme and Publication and On-Demand Production
    Kia Ng, Bee Ong, Royce Neagle, Peter Ebinger, Martin Schmucker, Ivan Bruno, and Paolo Nesi
1st December, 2005 - Room "Pitti"
09:00 - 13:00 MPEG Tutorial
  • MPEG Standards Enabling Universal Multimedia Access

    Tutors: Christian Timmerer and Hermann Hellwagner, Klagenfurt University, Department of Information Technology (ITEC)
16:30 - 18:30 Section: Content Modeling and Gathering (chair: Ivan Bruno, DSI, University of Florence, Italy)
  • Identifying and Defining Customer Orientated Best Practice Business Models within a Cross Media Environment – The INCCOM Project.
    Juha Vallanen, Kritina Modee, Finpro Munich, Lisa K. Brown
  • Focuseek searchbox for digital content gathering
    Nicola Baldini, PSION soft
  • Jackson: DJ Software Powered by Musical Metadata
    Francis Van Aeken
  • Multimedia Content Management and Streaming Services Platform
    Alberto Canadé, Datamat Spa
1st December, 2005 - Convitto's Foyer
13:30 - 16:30 Poster Section (chairs: Atta Badii, IRC, UK; Claudio Marangoni, HP, Italy)
  • Peer-to-Peer Internet Television
    Peter Hulsen, Eric Vlemmix, and Keith Baker
  • A Visual Interface for Conducting Digitally Stored Music – A Proposal
    Reinhold Behringer
  • A Protected Digital Item Declaration Language for MPEG-21
    Shane Lauf and Ian Burnett
  • Object Life Cycles & Interaction Environments for Cross Media Production & Distribution
    Atta Badii, Maulik Sailor, Claudio Marangoni, Alessandra Neglia, and Laurence Pearce
  • RADAMES A New Management Approach to Opera: Repertory, Archives and Related Documents
    Angelo Pompilio, Lorenzo Bianconi, Fabio Regazzi, and Paolo Bonora
  • BeLearning: Accessibility in Virtual Knowledge Spaces for Mathematics and Natural Sciences
    Nina Dahlmann, Sabina Jeschke, Ruedi Seiler, and Helmut Vieritz
  • The INTRINSIC Project: Helping Regional Identity Products Thrive in the Internet Age
    Salvatore Lusso, Flavio Tariffi, and Paolo Alongi
  • SCALEX - Personalized Adaptive Multimedia Information System for Museums and Exhibitions
    Jochen Martin
1st December, 2005 - Room "Franciabigio"
14:00 - 18:30 AXMEDIS Tutorial on Content production
1st December, 2005 - Room "Santa Croce "
14:00 - 18:30 MUSICNETWORK MPEG SMR Workshop (chairs: Piero Bellini and Paolo Nesi, DSI-DISIT, Università di Firenze, Italy)
1st December , 2005 - 20:00 Social Dinner
"Castello di Cafaggiolo" - Barberino di Mugello (Firenze)
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2nd December , 2005 - Plenary Room "Ponte Vecchio"
09:00 - 10:30 Section: Distribution and reporting (chair: Orazio Pulvidenti, EUTELSAT, FR)
  • mReplay: Mobile Sports Replay and Fan Democracy
    Patrick F. Riley (University of California, Berkeley, US), Erich Schubert (University of Munich, Germany)
  • Digital Items: Event Reporting Integration with Company Business Models
    Fabrizio Fioravanti, Marius Spinu, Maurizio Campanai, Exitech, Italy
  • Keeping Control of Online Assets Using Windows Media DRM 10
    Duncan Burbidge, Stream UK Media Services Limited, UK
11:00 - 13:00 Panel on European Accessible Information Network (EUAIN) (chairs: David Crombie and Neil McKenzie, FNB, The Netherlands)

This session will consist of presentations from several European  Accessible Information Network (EUAIN) speakers from the publishing  and accessibility communities. The EUAIN network was established to  provide a focal point for activities relating to accessible  information processing. The main areas covered are: encouraging  accessible information processing in multimedia environments; helping  publishers and content creators to build accessibility into their  production processes; establishing guidelines and standards for all  stakeholders by mainstreaming accessibility; and building sustainable scenarios for co-operation.

  • Open Source and Open Standards as tools for accessibility
    David Crombie, Roger Lenoir, Benoit Guillon, Neil McKenzie, (FNB, The Netherlands)
  • EUAIN Overview
    David Crombie, Roger Lenoir, Neil McKenzie, (FNB, The Netherlands)
  • Managing electronic content for adaptation to the reader’s profile: project MultiAbile for the inclusion of e-Learners with disabilities
    Thimoty Barbieri, Antonio Bianchi, Licia Sbattella, Ferdinando Carella, Marco Ferra, Piergiovanni Santini
  • Indexing tools and methods for making multimedia content accessible
    Mirko Horstmann, George T. Ioannidis, Martin Lorenz (Universitaet Bremen, Germany), Konstantina N. Geramani (TWT GmbH, Germany)
14:00 - 16:00 Section: Content Tools (chair: Royce Neagle, Univesity of Leeds, UK)
  • Market Potential for Interactive Audio-Visual Media
    Andra Leurdijk and Sander Limonard
  • Agent-based Simulation for Modelling the Distribution of Online Music
    Stephan Schuster and Nigel Gilbert
  • Gaming or Sharing at LAN-Parties — What is going on?
    Marc Fetscherin, Charis Kaskiris, and Fredrik Wallenberg
  • Bringing Music Industry into the Interactive Multimedia Age
    David Crombie, David Fuschi, Nicola Mitolo, Paolo Nesi, Kia Ng, and Bee Ong
16:30 - 18:30 Section: Security DRM descriptors - Content Security and Digital Rights Management, II (chair: Silvia Llorente, University Pompeu Fabra, Spain)
  • Keyword Extraction in Open-Domain Multilingual Textual Resources
    Alessandro Panunzi, Marco Fabbri, and Massimo Moneglia
  • Cross Media Digital Rights Management for Online Music Stores
    Konstantinos Chorianopoulos, Javier Barria, Tobias Regner, and Jeremy Pitt
  • Watermark: From Paper Texture to Digital Media
    Hazem Hiary and Kia Ng
2nd December , 2005 - Room "Pitti"
10:00 - 10:30 Section: Music and Sound (chair: Ivan Bruno, DSI-DISIT, University of Florence, Italy)
  • Sound to Sense, Sense to Sound: fostering the sound and music reasearch community toward a common research roadmap
    Nicola Bernardini, Damien Cirotteau
11:00 - 13:00 Section: Peer-to-Peer and Distribution (chair: Jaime Delgado, University Pompeu Fabra, Spain)
  • Designing Peer-to-Peer Systems for Business-to-Business Environments
    Davide Carboni, Massimo Deriu, Cristian Lai, and Antonio Pintus
  • BitTorrent in a Dynamic Resource Adapting Peer-to-Peer Network
    Letian Rong and Ian Burnett
14:00 - 18:30 Workshop on Virtual Goods (chairs: Rüdiger Grimm and Jürgen Nützel, Technical University Ilmenau)
  • The Future of a Service-Focused Recorded Music Industry
    Stephen Graham Saunders
  • An economic analysis of music download platforms
    Andreas Will
  • The Value of Metadata in the Digital Music Industry
    Markus Cremer, Peter DiMaria
  • Privacy for Digital Rights Management Products and their Business Cases
    Rüdiger Grimm
  • The need for reliable and trustworthy consumer information after copyright revision in Germany
    Matthias Spielkamp
  • Justice Psychology meets Digital Rights Dilemma
    Nicola Döring, Franziska Fellenberg
  • Automatic Image Theft Detection in eBay by Digital Watermarking
    Martin Steinebach, Ellen Kremer, Lucilla Croce Ferri
  • Multi-Level Markets for Virtual Goods
    Andreas U. Schmidt
  • Alternative Distribution Models based on P2P
    Martin Schmucker, Peter Ebinger
  • An Incentive Based Distribution System for DRM Protected Content Using Peer-to-Peer Networks
    Hariharan Rajasekaran
  • Business models for location based access to cultural heritage
    L.-F. Pau, B. Rees
2nd December , 2005 - Room "Bargello"
09:00 - 13:00 AXMEDIS Turorial on Content distribution (chairs: Fabrizio Fioravanti, Kia Ng, Davide Fuschi)
14:00 - 18:30 AXMEDIS Turorial on Usability
  • Tutorial on user-centred product creation
    Elke-Maria Melchior (ACIT, Germany)
2nd December , 2005 - Room "Santa Croce "
09:00 - 16:00 Ad Hoc Group meeting on MPEG SMR (AHG chairs: Paolo Nesi (DSI), Giorgio Zoia (EPFL)

In collaboration with the MUSCINETWORK International Association

  • Review of Reference Model 0 of the MPEG SMR
    Core Experiment on Braille and Spoken Music
    Core Experiment on Korean Music
16:30 - MUSICNETWORK International Association: Ordinary Members General Meeting

President: Kia Ng

The International Association of Interactive Multimedia MUSICNETWORK is a non-profit organization of public utility with the aim to continue the work started by the MUSICNETWORK project funded by the European Commission in the period 2002-2005.
The MUSICNETWORK Association aims at promoting scientific and didactical development in the field of music, by providing services and contributions in developing and releasing suitable data processing media and tools for the music, in order to protect, promote and exploit better the cultural and artistic heritage related to the music.
The MUSICNETWORK Association considers scientific research and education as one of its main purposes; for such reasons, activities of training, testing new didactical methods, book publishing and conference organization will be carried out.


1st December , 2005 - 20:00 Social Dinner

BUS departure from the Convitto della Calza for the Social Dinner at 19:30

Castello Mediceo di CAFAGGIOLO
Via Nazionale 16 - 50031 Barberino di Mugello (FI)
Tel. e Fax. 055 84.79.293
Cell. 347 1918130 – 340 2538894

Where is the Castle of Cafaggiolo

The Castle of Cafaggiolo is 25 km north of Florence in the Mugello, where the Medici family originated. The address is: Via Nazionale 16 - Barberino del Mugello (Florence).

The castle is:
28 km from FlorenceAirport
25 km from Florence Railway Station "Santa Maria Novella"
7 km from Motorway A1 exit "Barberino del Mugello"
25 km from Florence city center

How to reach the castle from Florence

There are two ways:
- one, by leaving the motorway A1 at exit Barberino del Mugello, go on following the directions to Borgo S. Lorenzo;
- second way, by taking Via Bolognese from Piazza della Libertà in Florence, in direction of Pratolino, then at the crossroads at S. Pietro a Sieve follow the direction to Barberino Mugello

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